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Irvington Halloween Festival returns after being canceled for two years

'To bring this back this year is like bringing the livelihood back to the neighborhood'
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Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 20, 2021

IRVINGTON — We are just a little more than a week away from Halloween, and for one Indianapolis community, it's the biggest celebration of the year.

The Irvington Halloween Festival is back after a two-year hiatus. COVID-19 and the weather canceled the event last two years.

“We were like we need to have something. Whether it’s some of the events or all of the events or put all of our events in one basket and just have the street fair," said Manuel Aguilar, events director for the Irvington Halloween Festival.

2021 marks the festival's 75th year. Some contests and events have already begun, including the house decorating contest and window art display.

"This festival is a true tradition in Irvington and to have it canceled last year was very heartbreaking for everybody, and to bring it back this year is like bringing the livelihood back to the neighborhood and getting people out of their house and bringing the community back together like it needs to be," said Aguilar.

2021 Events Schedule:

  • October 24th: Spooky Organ Concert
  • October 25th: Online Art and Silent Auction
  • October 26th: A Night of Spirits Seance
  • October 27th: A Halloween Evening with Madge and Char
  • October 28th: Night Out in Sleepy Hollow
  • October 29th: Zombie Bike Ride
  • October 30th: Vampire Run, Street Fair, Irvington Halloween Festival Official After Party

Click here for details on the events and contests during the Irvington Halloween Festival.